Ship Life

Tips for Crew How to Deal with the Fear of Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

Following all the uncertainty the cruise ship crew members are facing during these difficult times Crew Center has reached out for advice by a former crew member who is now working as a medical professional on how to keep our mental health and support each other.

Essential Career Tips for Life at Sea

Sep 21, 2023

Working while traveling is a common selling point for considering a career on a cruise ship. However, the promise of adventure while earning a living entails a unique and challenging lifestyle aboard the cruise ship. Long hours of hard work, no days off for a 6-8 month contract, and erratic sleeping patterns are a few challenges one must fully accept before embarking.

How to remain strong while being away from your family and friends?

Sep 20, 2023

If you're one of the many people across the globe working at sea, then you're probably well used to working away from home. Working at sea can be exciting and an amazing career opportunity that can be both personally and financially rewarding.

Violations that can get you fired from a cruise ship

Sep 14, 2023

Cruise ship crew members are not exempt from the possibility of termination, much like employees in any other profession, whether on land or at sea. It is widely recognized that the turnover rate among cruise ship employees is notably higher compared to many other industries. While numerous factors may lead crew members to leave their positions voluntarily, cruise lines have implemented strict rules and regulations designed to ensure the safety and well-being of both passengers and crew.

Crew Story: Flight to join the cruise ship

Sep 13, 2023

If you are a new sign-on about to join the vessel for the very first time, read this article carefully. About a week ago, I was re-hired to work on a cruis eship. Even I kind of knew what to expect; the bitter reality of the seaman life never fails to disappoint you.

The Arrival in Miami

How different are the crew from guest areas on cruise ships?

Sep 12, 2023

Crew members live on cruise ships while working onboard, and they have an entire crew area of the ship just for them. In some cases, crew areas are a lot like guest areas. Some staff and officers have guest privileges, but not the crew members, so cruise lines dedicate certain parts of the ship just for crew. The space reserved for crew members will vary depending on the ship's size and age. Some of the newer vessels have upgraded facilities.

What Are the Best Shopping Options in the Caribbean For Cruise Ship Crew and Pax?

Sep 06, 2023

Before purchasing a particular item on the cruise ship, do a little research about it. Crew members on board the vessel are even entitled to further discounts in some ports of call. Of course, if you are a crew member on board the cruise ship, you are entitled to some jewelry at discounted prices.

The Decision to Return Back On Cruise Ships

Sep 04, 2023

Never say this is my last contract... I was one of those people who always used to say: I am done with cruise ships... This lifestyle is not for me... Yet...

The importance of having a good attitude at sea

Sep 01, 2023

The right attitude can open many doors in your life. It also applies in the cruise ship industry, where I have witnessed that people with a great, positive attitude can progress their careers in a much shorter period. 

Show respect to others on cruise ships; learn how to listen actively

Aug 31, 2023

Among many other qualities that crew members can have, listening is one of the most important. We all have things to say. We all tend to complain, talk, and explain how and why things should be done, but only a few can actively listen. Everyone knows how to talk, but only a few people know how to listen actively. When I say listen, I mean actively listening.